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A hard, cruel shore, Dewey Lambdin

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A hard, cruel shore
Title
A hard, cruel shore
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Dewey Lambdin
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Language
eng
Summary
"Dewey Lambdin is the reigning master of maritime fiction, celebrated as the heir to Patrick O'Brian and C.S. Forester. For over twenty years, his devoted fans have followed the adventures of Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, from his days as a midshipmen to captain of his own ship and, though on somewhat dubious grounds, a baronetcy. 1809 starts out badly for Captain Alan Lewrie, RN, and his ship, HMS Sapphire. They've extracted the sick, cold survivors of Sir John Moore's army from disaster at Corunna, got hit by lightning while escorting the army to England, and suffered a shattered mainmast which may end Lewrie's active commission if a replacement can't be found or fashioned soon; Admiralty needs troopships, not slow, old 4th Rate two-deckers, so Lewrie must beg, borrow, steal, and gild the facts most glibly if he wishes to keep her and her skilled crew together. Just when he imagines he's succeeded, new orders come appointing him a Commodore over a wee squadron assigned to prey upon French seaborne supply convoys off the treacherous North coast of Spain, better known as the "Costa da Morte," the Coast of Death, where the sea may be more dangerous to him and his ships than the French Navy! Basing out of newly-won Lisbon, where Lewrie hopes his mistress from Gibraltar, Maddalena Covilh might move, he's sure of one thing: it's going to be a rocky year that, hopefully, doesn't involve wrecking on the rugged shores of Spain!"--
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1809 starts out badly for Captain Alan Lewrie, RN, and his ship, HMS Sapphire. They've extracted the sick, cold survivors of Sir John Moore's army from disaster at Corunna, got hit by lightning while escorting the army to England, and suffered a shattered mainmast which may end Lewrie's active commission if a replacement can't be found or fashioned soon; Admiralty needs troopships, not slow, old 4th Rate two-deckers, so Lewrie must beg, borrow, steal, and gild the facts most glibly if he wishes to keep her and her skilled crew together. Just when he imagines he's succeeded, new orders come appointing him a Commodore over a wee squadron assigned to prey upon French seaborne supply convoys off the treacherous North coast of Spain, better known as the "Costa da Morte," the Coast of Death, where the sea may be more dangerous to him and his ships than the French Navy! Basing out of newly-won Lisbon, where Lewrie hopes his mistress from Gibraltar, Maddalena Covilh might move, he's sure of one thing: it's going to be a rocky year that, hopefully, doesn't involve wrecking on the rugged shores of Spain!"--
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10469188
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lambdin, Dewey
Dewey number
813.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Alan Lewrie naval adventures
Series volume
[book 22]
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  • Lewrie, Alan (Fictitious character)
  • Ship captains
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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an Alan Lewrie naval adventure
Label
A hard, cruel shore, Dewey Lambdin
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Series numeration from NoveList
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20475755
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781250030092
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015039020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(DLC)BK0016987629
Label
A hard, cruel shore, Dewey Lambdin
Publication
Note
Series numeration from NoveList
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20475755
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781250030092
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015039020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(DLC)BK0016987629

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